April 30, 2018

Today, we accomplished two primary tasks:

1) created a paper template for our new windshield, which allows us to determine how much Lexan to order, and provides a template to cut it with, and

2) started preparing some needed additional metal bracing to support the front...

April 29, 2018

Today, we accomplished three primary tasks:

1) carefully read the installation instructions for the Outback Power FLEXnet DC Monitoring system.  Through this we learned that we had initially in-correctly connected the DC shunts into the positive battery side of the circ...

April 22, 2018

The Solar Car Challenge has a huge display at the Dallas EarthX (formerly Earth Day Texas) this year (4/20 - 4/22).  The weather was gorgeous on Friday (4/20) and Sunday (4/22); however, we had quite a bit of rain on Saturday (4/21).  We were able to share our solar ca...

April 21, 2018

The Solar Car Challenge has a huge display at the Dallas EarthX (formerly Earth Day Texas) this year (4/20 - 4/22).  This is billed as the largest Earth Day event in the world.  Last year they had 130,000 people in attendance.   The Solar Car Challenge organization is...

April 20, 2018

 Many thanks to Mark Rose and his staff for fabricating the new rear powertrain for the Solar Express.  Late this afternoon we completed installation of the new power train and took it for a test drive.  It now feels solid enough to handle the torque of the electric mo...

April 19, 2018

Today (weekday), Tim Tarkington and Shannon Caraway try to get the last elements of the car reassembled for display at the 2018 EarthX event at Dallas Fair Park on April 20th, 21st, and 22nd.  Principle tasks were:

1) installing the new 12 volt battery and cleaning up t...

April 15, 2018

Today, we accomplished two primary tasks:

1) rewired the 48 volt control circuit

2) cleaned up the 12 volt electrical system